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The Experiment: Capitalism versus Socialism
David R. Legates, PhD.
Experimentation is a major tool in the scientist’s arsenal. We can put the same strain of bacteria into two Petri dishes, for example, and compare the relative effects of two different antibiotics. What if we could do the same with economic systems? Wait – we already did.
Why Civil Liberties are No Longer Defended?
SARTRE
When looking back from the perspective of the 1800’s America, the experience in the 20th and certainly the 21th centuries, has been a consistent and total repudiation of the underpinnings of civil liberties. With the widespread rejection of natural law, the secular humanism of the worldly culture has replaced the time tested and well-grounded principles that are the basis of Western Civilization.
The Threat We Face
David Horowitz
The fact that I had a radical past allowed me to see much of this coming. But even I never thought we would be looking so soon at the prospect of a one-party state. Those words may sound hyperbolic, but take a moment to think about it… The good news is that the bad five years we have just been through have aroused a sleeping giant among Americans who didn't see it coming and couldn't imagine that it would.
The Miracle of Freedom
Ted Cruz
In the history of mankind, freedom has been the exception. Governed by kings and queens, human beings were told that power starts at the top and flows down; that their rights emanate from a monarch and may be taken away at the monarch’s whim. The British began a revolution against this way of thinking in a meadow called Runnymede in 1215.
Calvin Coolidge and the Moral Case for Economy
Amity Shlaes
With the federal debt spiraling out of control, many Americans sense an urgent need to find a political leader who is able to say “no” to spending. Yet they fear that finding such a leader is impossible. Conservatives long for another Ronald Reagan. But is Reagan the right model? An alternative model for conservatives is Calvin Coolidge.
Man, Sex, God, and Yale
Nathan Harden
I graduated from Yale in 2009, fifty-nine years after [William F.] Buckley. I had a chance to meet him a couple of years before his death, at a small gathering at the home of a professor. Little did I know at the time that I would write a book of my own that would serve, in some ways, as a continuation of his famous critique [God & Man at Yale].
The Roots of Liberalism and Conservatism
Paul Shlichta
[...] liberals believe that the common herd needs shepherds to guide it. This is in keeping with the doctrines of evolutism; some of us will be more evolved than the rest and will be the fittest leaders. Therefore, despite constant professions of universal equality, liberalism is essentially elitist and tends, as Djilas pointed out, to produce a class system of its own.
Throw 'Em All Out...And Good Riddance!
J.R. Dunn
Crony capitalism is the most serious current danger to the American community, a threat not simply to government or the economy, but to our very way of life... If it's not explicitly forbidden, then it's allowed. So Congress, both houses, along with the bureaucracies, and the little layers of government all the way down to Yourtown, are populated by relentless loophole miners.
Remember January 3, 2007
The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress. The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
The Democrat Race Lie
Bob Parks
Historical timeline exposing the actual record of Democrat pro-slave/anti-civil rights actions and the efforts for repeal by the Republicans from 1858 to present day.
Example: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever” —Sen. Stephen Douglas (D-IL), Democratic Party 1860 presidential nominee, Oct. 13, 1858.
American Citizens and the Drift from First Principles
Matthew May
This conditioned begging for the attention of Washington ... is symptomatic of a citizenry that has lost its moorings. It is a misapplication of the basic reasons for and functions of government. It is a perversion of the phrase self-government. The more we expect our problems to be solved by distant central planners, the farther we drift from that which made our nation unique and the reason for its existence.
The Men Who Killed New York
Brendan O'Neill
What was once the most exciting city on the planet has turned into the world capital of health-obsessed control-freakery. New York is currently governed by a gaggle of health-obsessed bigwigs who believe they have a duty to grab New Yorkers by the scruffs of their outsized necks and drag them towards lives of bicycle-riding, non-smoking, booze-avoiding, fruit-snacking conformity.
Dependence Day
On the erosion of personal liberty.

Mark Steyn
If I am pessimistic about the future of liberty, it is because I am pessimistic about the strength of the English-speaking nations, which have, in profound ways, surrendered to forces at odds with their inheritance. “Declinism” is in the air, but some of us apocalyptic types are way beyond that.
The Game of Freedom
Daniel Greenfield
[The] game is played in various forms throughout the world. It isn't limited to a stadium or a particular season. The game is about power. Different factions contend for it. Eventually one faction gets it and then the game is over for a while, until there's a revolution or a coup. The difference in our version of the game is that none of the teams is actually supposed to win the game. That's why we have the rules that we do.
The State Despotic
Mark Steyn
Montesquieu’s prediction that “in Europe the last sigh of liberty will be heaved by an Englishman” seemed self-evident after the totalitarian enthusiasms of the Continent in the twentieth century. Today? The last sigh will be heaved by England’s progeny, in the United States, or perhaps, given the galloping ambition of twenty-first-century American statism, in Australia.
Obama, Alinsky, and Scapegoats
James Lewis
‘Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It.’
–Saul Alinsky, “Rules for Radicals”
That's what Barack Obama taught his ACORN followers in all his Community Agitator classes in Chicago. That slogan defines mob scapegoating, of course. It is an exact prescription for whipping up mobs – by race, by gender, by ethnicity, by religion.
Do You Want True UN Reform?
Tom DeWeese
People are eternal optimists. Most believe that, if we can just sit down and talk – then we can solve all the world’s problems. The United Nations has been sold to the American people as such a place where nations could voluntarily gather to air their differences.
Socialism-Communism-Democratism –
What's the difference?
Part I

George M. Haddad
The advent of the socialistic/communistic tenets of Karl Marx and their direct implementation by Lenin and Stalin has been a slow but steady political process in our country.
Socialism-Communism-Democratism –
What's the difference?
Part II

George M. Haddad
During and since Roosevelt the socialist and communist minded have infiltrated our government from top to bottom and have held heavy sway in the direction of what was once the Democrat party.
Classics and War
Victor Davis Hanson
If our students and professors today would study the Classics, they might rediscover the origins of their culture — and in doing so learn that we are not even remotely akin to the Taliban or the Saudis, but are in fact profoundly different in the manner we craft our government, treat our women, earn our living, and set the parameters of our religion.
Who Suffers at the hands of the Race Hustlers?
George M. Haddad
Here are a people who at one time had ancestors become slaves by the accident of conquering tribes and birth and yet today are responsible and accountable for the self imposed corral into which they have enslaved themselves.
Déjà vu on the Brink of War
Alan Caruba
Today, as it was in the 1930s, gangsters rule Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, and, Saudi Arabia, to name just a few nations of the Middle East. They must be restrained and removed from power. It is the only way to avoid years of terrorism and war.
Saul Alinsky and DNC Corruption
Diane Alden
The devil challenged authority and got his own kingdom, and that goes to the heart of what left is really about. That of course is to get power any way you can, including lying, cheating and stealing. The ultimate rule is that the ends justify the means.
The Death Of Rational Thought
Most people have never even tried to read the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, nor the prolific writings of our nation's founders that clearly explain precisely what those who wrote, debated, and ratified those documents actually meant and intended, and why.
A Radical Transformation
Former '60s Agitator David Horowitz Has Changed His Politics,
But Not His Tone
"My personal odyssey has given me much less respect for intellectuals," says Horowitz. "I respect street smarts. I have the disposition to be a battering ram."
The Way Out of the Wilderness
I believe that we are in the wilderness, that we are in the wilderness because of too many lies told and too many lies believed, and that, if left unchecked, this habit of untruth will destroy us.
A Eulogy for the Civil Rights Movement
What used to be a movement of Civil Rights has become a movement of "Civil Retribution." Intimidation and extortion is encouraged from high levels of so-called "civil rights" organizations.
Speaking The Unspeakable
Jesse Jackson would do better to stage his protests in the Sudan where people of color still sell other people of color to yet other people of color. Perhaps, he feels slavery is like incest - okay as long as you keep it in the family.
The Battle of Evil Empire
President Reagan's Evil Empire Speech, often credited with hastening the end of Soviet totalitarianism, almost didn't happen.
Exterminating Ellsworth
by David C. Adams
"His chief weapon is mockery. A great, all-embracing nihilistic ridicule. Allow nothing to remain sacred in a man's soul."
Mincing Down the Aisle in - The New Vermont
It's Against the Law to Marry Your Sister but Okay to Marry Your Brother
by Norman Liebmann
Same sex marriage is an attack on Christian civilization, and it is no wonder Bill Clinton should lead that attack - inasmuch as no one ever accused him of being either Christian or civilized.
The Worst Of The Century
by Thomas Sowell
While it may be too close to call as to who deserves the "honor" of being the worst of the worst in this century, what is painfully clear is that these leaders all shared at least one characteristic that is still powerful -- the ability to use words and manipulate emotions as a means of getting control of the levers of political power.
The Moral Promise of Freedom
by Doc. Ron Paul (R-TX)
A government that governs by fear alone eventually finds itself unable to govern at all.
The Real "Agnes Of God"
The Federalist
"The right to life does not depend, and must not be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or sovereign. ... You must weep that your own government, at present, seems blind to this truth." - Mother Teresa
Elitists Don't Learn From History
By Jon Dougherty
"One lesson of history the elite of every society refuse to learn is that the more tyrannical they become towards the people, the more the people's will to resist grows."
Staying free is the biggest problem
young Americans will face
by Charlie Reese
"The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon," the villain explains.
Hey, Kids! Don't Read This!
by Jonathan Rauch
"... when baby boom parents and their elected representatives in Washington set out to protect "children" of, say, age 16 or 17, things get peculiar."
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by Graham L. Strachan
Brock Chisolm, former Director of the (United Nations) World Health Organization, is quoted as saying, "To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men, their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism and religious dogmas."
Toward the Total State
by William Norman Grigg
"... those who want to change society must change man’s consciousness, and that in order to accomplish this they must first control the institutions by which that consciousness is formed: schools, universities, churches, and, perhaps above all, art and the communications industry."
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